'Dancing' couple Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth announce break-up
By Christopher Rocchio, 08/09/2009
Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth's romantic relationship has seen its final dance.
The Dancing with the Stars sixth-season lovebirds announced that they have split as a couple via their respective Twitter accounts.
"Hi everyone, we wanted you all to know directly from us, that [we] have decided to end our relationship as boyfriend & girlfriend," wrote both Hough and Elizabeth in a Friday statement that appeared on both of their Twitter pages.
"However, we love & care about each other very much & will remain friends & in each other's lives."
After receiving several messages of support, Elizabeth responded with thanks.
"Thank you everyone for all your sweet words & encouragement-it really means a lot to me!" she posted Saturday on her Twitter page.